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Human Rights Defenders Unite at CSW to Share Successes in Advocating for Women & Girls’ Rights

Erin Thomas, Advisor, ICAAD: In March at the UN, there’s a buzz in the air. Thousands of women’s rights defenders gather in New York City to raise their voices about the injustices women and girls face all over the world at the Commission on the Status of […]

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ICAAD’s Top Ten Moments of 2017

Despite a year where progressive ideas, anti-discrimination movements, and human rights around the world have been challenged, there’s also been an awakening to the need for people to engage with government and to protect the rule of law. ICAAD celebrated its 5-year anniversary in March this year […]

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Sexual Harassment Train the Trainers Workshop

ICAAD in partnership with The Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) organised the first ever train the trainers workshop to raise awareness on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. The training targeted key stakeholders and agencies to strengthen implementation of laws and policies. The 3-day training workshop was […]

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Addressing Racism in VR + Donor Spotlight

Psychologist and ICAAD Board Member Courtney D. Cogburn focuses her work on how racism contributes to racial inequalities in health. With a team of researchers at Columbia and Stanford University, she is using virtual reality to help people experience the complexities of racism to not only encourage them to empathize, but to more importantly motivate them to think and act differently.

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Combating Sexual Harassment for Women

ICAAD has teamed up with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) to conduct a train the trainers program to combat sexual harassment in the workplace for major public and private sector groups across Fiji. The program is designed to be scaled and […]

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Expanding Data Collection for Dalit Communities in New Delhi

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A Dalit women-led network of paralegals trained and supported by our partner Nazdeek is expanding their data collection efforts and tracking access to basic services for two additional low-income communities in New Delhi. ICAAD’s role was to develop a new version of the human rights monitoring technology […]

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Report Sets off Flurry of Questions for Women’s Rights Review

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) recently released an 8 page list of questions for Fiji, following the submission of a Parallel Report drafted by ICAAD on behalf of a coalition of local NGOs. While the Parallel Report mentioned efforts made in […]

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Bryan and Gurjit believe systemic design solutions can lead to greater change

Dear friend of ICAAD, It’s our pleasure to recognize ICAAD donors Bryan Miller and Gurjit Kaur for their support of our mission. Bryan served on the ICAAD Board from 2014-2016, and works as Finance Director at a sustainable brand design powerhouse BBMG. We asked him to share […]

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Sean supports evidence-based change. Will you join him and get a bonus?

Dear friend of ICAAD, Meet Sean Dougherty, lawyer at Shearman & Sterling LLP and ICAAD’s Board Chair. Sean’s support of our mission and his dedication to the promotion of human rights is truly inspiring. As a lawyer, Sean values the power of research and data to advocate […]

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Building Legal Frameworks to Survive Climate Change

“Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria and the massive floods in South Asia are just the most recent demonstration of the urgency of tackling climate change,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres at the Leaders’ Dialogue on Climate Change during the opening of the General Assembly this week. […]

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